wild ox


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wild ox any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos
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In literature:

The domestic reindeer is beginning to replace the wild musk-ox.
"The Red Man's Continent" by Ellsworth Huntington
Men must sow corn to obtain food, but the ox and wild animals can procure it without sowing.
"In the Heart of Africa" by Samuel White Baker
Don't stand there looking like a wild ox, but come up to the yoke.
"Jess" by H. Rider Haggard
After leaving the pass and coming out upon the open plain, west of the mountains, we saw, in the distance, a wild ox.
"The Young Trail Hunters" by Samuel Woodworth Cozzens
AU`ROCHS, a German wild ox, now extinct.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The dogs had disappeared after the musk-ox, but Egingwah and myself were guided by their wild barking.
"The North Pole" by Robert E. Peary
There are no true bison in our limits, the commonly so-called bison being properly a wild ox.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
In the Cabineau Camp, of unlucky reputation, there was a young ox of splendid build, but of a wild and restless nature.
"Earth's Enigmas" by Charles G. D. Roberts
We cannot travel back to India without having become acquainted with the huge ox which runs wild over the loftiest mountains of Tibet.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
It is known among the hunters and colonists as "blauw wildebeest" (blue wild-ox).
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
It is known among the hunters and colonists as "blauw wildebeest" (blue wild-ox).
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Will the wild-ox be content to serve thee?
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
You will suppose that there was no longer a hope for him, and that the wild ox rushing upon him must certainly gore him to death.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
In later times men of higher intelligence formed tribes, tamed the wild horse, the ox, and the sheep, and made friends with the dog.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
God bringeth them forth out of Egypt; He hath as it were the strength of the wild ox.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Thibet, yak or wild ox of, in ice, 85.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
Three cavalrymen could not, to save their lives, catch an ox that had once gone wild.
"The Baron's Sons" by Mór Jókai
In a wild rush a musk ox cannot easily turn, and so can readily be dodged.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
Hippopotamus, otter and the wild boar are numerous; a species of wild ox of small size with black horns and very agile is also found.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 1 "Franciscans" to "French Language"" by Various
Similar rocks come up along the Ox Mountain axis, and occupy the wild west of Mayo and Connemara.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various

In poetry:

Go to the Wild that waits for me;
Go where the moose and the musk-ox be;
Go to the wolf and the secret snows;
Go to my fate . . . who knows, who knows!
"The Nostomaniac" by Robert W Service
Its rotting fence one scarcely sees
Through sumac and wild blackberries,
Thick elder and the bramble-rose,
Big ox-eyed daisies where the bees
Hang droning in repose.
"The Old" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

PETA supporter Olivia Wilde isn't offended by Megan Fox's 'strangle a mountain ox' line.
Despite being a PETA supporter, Olivia Wilde appreciated Megan Fox's compliment, "Olivia Wilde is so sexy, she makes me want to strangle a mountain ox".